7 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Wedding Ceremony Aisle

Want to wow your guests with a ceremony aisle worthy of your big entrance? Here are 7 ways to get it done!
by Anja Winikka
Rose petal lined wedding ceremony aisle
photo by Dear Wesleyann
  1. 1. Flower Petal-Lined Design

    White and pink flower petal aisle design
    photo by Dear Wesleyann

    Forget lining the aisle with flower petals—ask your florist to create some serious eye candy like this swirly design. Two large arrangements at the end of the aisle create a stunning finish and frame you perfectly for vows and pictures.

  2. 2. Simple, Sweet Floral Clusters

    Colorful flower bouquets for aisle decor
    photo by Dark Roux Photography

    You really don't need much to decorate an outdoor wedding ceremony (especially if you're fortunate enough to have a stunning view). Try adding a pop of color to every other inner-aisle chair by attaching a cluster of large flowers (hydrangeas, dahlias, and roses work well) like these sweet springtime arrangements.

  3. 3. Ribbon-Tied Mason Jar Arrangements

    Red peony and baby's breath floral arrangement
    photo by Meredith Perdue

    Lush blooms like peonies work well in homemade, ribbon-tied mason jar arrangements. (Big-headed blooms will give you the most bang for your buck because you can cover a large amount of space with just one stem.) If you plan on taking the DIY route with your ceremony arrangements, make sure you've tied them tightly and be sure to ask for set-up help!

  4. 4. Seashell-Filled Lanterns

    Lantern aisle decor with sand and seashells
    photo by Julia Newman Photography

    Perfect for a wedding on the beach, these seashell-filled floor lanterns add style and ambiance. Dot both sides of the aisle with these to light your walk or create an eye-catching entrance at the beginning of the aisle by arranging a cluster of different sizes.

  5. 5. Paper Lanterns

    Pink paper lantern aisle decor
    photo by Tonya Malay Photography

    For an easy to create decoration, attach small paper lanterns to each ceremony chair lining your aisle. Find paper lanterns in your wedding color or stick with a neutral and accent with colorful ribbon-tied bows. Psst: You can find paper lanterns for sale in The Knot Shop—check them out!

  6. 6. All-White Formal Flower Arrangements

    All-white rose aisle decor
    photo by Marisa Holmes

    Want to give your guests the cue that yours is a formal wedding the minute they step into your ceremony space? Then go this route—tall stately all-white flower arrangements with white rose flower petals lining the aisle are sure to wow. Don't allow these beauties to go to waste. Post I dos, have them do double-duty as centerpieces at your wedding reception or add them to your dessert table.

  7. 7. Paper Flower-Lined Ceremony Aisle

    Bright colored paper flower ceremony aisle decor
    photo by Anna Kim Photography

    These bright colorful paper blooms are a cute, creative (and easy) way to decorate, while giving your guests the cue to fill into their seats from outside the center aisle.

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